Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Electrical Engineering, B.S.


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  128

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  96

Program Educational Objectives

Program objectives are the abilities, skills, and accomplishments expected of electrical engineering graduates within the first three to five years following graduation. We expect that our graduates will:

1. As practicing electrical engineers, accomplish all or most of the following:

  • successfully use their technical knowledge to engage in product design, development and/or testing,
  • have a satisfying career, and
  • have one or more promotions

2. Stay technically current via professional, development and/or graduate studies.

3. Dedicate their professional knowledge and skills to meet the needs of their community and in general.

 

Student Outcomes

Consistent with the program’s objectives, students will have:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

Major Requirements


This bachelor’s degree program requires a minimum of 128 credits. As part of the overall 128 credit minimum, students who seek a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must further have completed the following major and cognate courses or their equivalents.

Sample of a Typical Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering


Cooperative Education Program in Electrical Engineering


The cooperative education calendar for the EEN major is designed as a five-year program. In this program, the student alternates between working full time in industry and enrolling as a full time student. The benefits of working in industry while obtaining an Engineering degree are many, including developing hands on experience, determining what field of Electrical Engineering one enjoys, and also making good money while in school. Upon graduating, the student has job contacts in place, and also can talk with more confidence to recruiters. Often students will receive a job offer from a company where they have completed co-op work. For the student willing to take an extra year to obtain the BSEE degree, the co-op option is a superb alternative.

Major GPA. All EEN courses are calculated in the GPA for the major.

Math Courses. EEN students taking MTH 1000 - Concepts in Algebra MTH 1016 - Precalculus MTH 1217 - Calculus I  in a given semester must pass the course with a “C” (2.0) or better in order for that course to be used as a prerequisite for further math courses.

EE Gatekeeping Course Rule: The department has identified EEN 2130 - Circuit Theory I  as a Gatekeeping course. All EE students should receive a C or better in this course in order to take EEN 2140 . If a student receives a grade between a D- to a C-, the student must take an on-line version of EEN 2130  during the winter break and has to demonstrate the competency to move onto EEN 2140 .

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